Kent State beats Utah State 51-41 for 1st bowl victory
Dustin Crum passed for 289 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a career-high 147 yards and the clinching score to help Kent State beat Utah State 51-41 in the Frisco Bowl. It was a testament to their character.”Matthew Trickett kicked five field goals to set a Kent State game record. “That was our goal, to get home and take that trophy with us, and it didn't happen,” Utah State coach Gary Andersen said. Kent State: The Golden Flashes’ previous bowl appearances were losses in the 1952 Refrigerator Bowl, the 1972 Tangerine Bowl and the 2012 team falling in the 2013 GoDaddy.com Bowl. Kent State: The Golden Flashes could again spend the conference season trying to recover from a rugged non-league schedule (visits to Penn State, Kentucky and Alabama).